Basketball

Bearcats improve their mark to 12-7

NEW PARIS - Huntingdon, trailing by 12 points in the first half, came back to knock off Chestnut Ridge, 64-58, and improve to 12-7 in high school boys basketball action Monday.Nate Gearhart led the Bearcats with 18 points, Devon Claar scored 16, and Matt Speck added 11.Tyler Wiley led Ridge ...

Green Hornets clinch ICC North Division

ALEXANDRIA - A lot was on the line in the game between Williamsburg and Juniata Valley on Monday night.The Green Hornets wanted the Inter-County Conference North Division title, and they went out and got it with a 68-45 win over the Blue Pirates.Caleb Taylor led the Hornets (17-5, 11-3 ICC ...

Everett downs McConnellsburg

EVERETT - Kadie Morral led Everett past McConnellsburg, 55-48, by scoring 15 points and grabbing nine rebounds in a high school girls basketball game Monday.Also scoring in double figures for the Lady Warriors (11-7 overall) were Logan Brallier with 14 points and Allison Snider with 12 ...

Bishop Carroll remains perfect

A good combination of quicks and bigs is tough to beat in any level of basketball.Unbeaten Bishop Carroll showed off both in Cadillac fashion Monday night and won another Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section I showdown with diocesan rival Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic, 64-61 before a packed ...

Lions improve to 9-8; Hasson wins No. 200

The Altoona Mountain Lions were all smiles following Monday's game against Central Mountain.Altoona celebrated senior night with a 65-58 victory over the Wildcats at the AAHS Fieldhouse. After a 1-6 start, the team has won eight of its last 10 to move over the .500 mark for the first time this ...

District 6 unveils Class AA, A basketball tournament seedings

Two teams from the Altoona Mirror garnered top seeds in the upcoming District 6 Class AA and A playoffs on Tuesday morning, and, for the first time in a long time, one of them was not the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School girls.Portage, which lost to the Lady Marauders in last year's Class ...

C-K boys post first winning season in 40 years

No one can say Josh Klausman didn't know what he was getting into.Five years ago Klausman, then an assistant with the Tyrone boys, got a chance to coach against Claysburg-Kimmel in a summer league game."It was ugly, ugly, ugly," Klausman said. "The funny part was I had interviewed for the ...

Tyrone girls capture Mountain League title

TYRONE - Friday night both Tyrone and Huntingdon won Mountain League contests to set up a game early Saturday afternoon with the league title on the line.The Lady Eagles proved to be up for the challenge, while the Lady Bearcats were a little late to respond to the alarm clock.Tyrone scored the ...

Lady Tigers stay focused

HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers and the Ambridge Bridgers engaged in fierce battle Saturday afternoon, with the Lady Tigers edging Ambridge, 52-48, for their 16th win this season."It was a great game between two very good teams," Hollidaysburg coach Deanna Jubeck said. "Ambridge ...

H.S. basketball roundup

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Hollidaysburg's Nick Consiglio scored a game-high 16 points, including a critical 3-pointer with 6:40 to play in the game to slow down a State College rally in the Golden Tigers' 56-53 win Saturday night in high school boys basketball.The Little Lions, who got a 3-pointer from ...

BG celebrates senior night with win over CH

Damon Rickens scored 15 points, and Sam McCloskey added 12 to lead Bishop Guilfoyle to a 59-41 win over Cambria Heights on senior night at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium in high school boys basketball Friday.Shawn Lacue led Cambria Heights with 10 points.CAMBRIA HEIGHTS (41): Strasser 4 0-0 9, ...

Swogger leads B-A past Mo Valley

BELLWOOD - Bailey Swogger had a game-high 22 points for Bellwood-Antis in its 76-25 rout of Moshannon Valley in high school girls basketball Friday.Ana Hollen added 16 points, seven rebounds, seven rebounds and six steals for the Lady Blue Devils, while Hannah Kitko had 10 points for Mo ...

Penn Cambria girls post big win over BG

CRESSON - Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic's Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section I matchup with Penn Cambria turned into a six-minute battle Friday night.And, thanks in large part to the contributions of a pair of 6-foot senior forwards, Megan Wheeler and Tori Shingler, Penn Cambria prevailed ...

Mountain Lions start fast in easy victory

After getting home late from a game in Williamsport Thursday, Altoona coach Paul Hasson was a "little concerned" about how the team would play at the start of Friday's game against Bishop McCort.The Mountain Lions quickly put any worries to rest, jumping out to a big early lead on their way to ...

H.S. boys basketball

TYRONE - Tyrone's Brandon Gripp scored 39 points - and moved past Tyler Mertiff into second place on the school's career scoring list with 1,391 - in a 74-47 romp over Clearfield in boys high school basketball action Thursday night.Tyrone senior Jordan Miller scored 12 points.CLEARFIELD (47): ...

H.S. girls basketball

EVERETT - Morgan Lynn had 11 points and Courtney Rupert 10 to lead Tussey Mountain past Everett, 31-32, Thursday night in girls high school basketball action.Everet was led by Kristen Mills with 10 points.TUSSEY MOUNTAIN (41): Lynn 4 3-4 11, Kendrick 1 5-9 7, Rupert 2 5-6 10, Coffman 1 1-1 3, ...

C-K boys hoops get big win

FLINTON - The Claysburg-Kimmel boys basketball team has not had a winning season in decades. The last time Claysburg finished above .500 was the 1973-74 season.The Bulldogs ended that lengthy drought Thursday with a 68-53 win over Glendale, improving to 12-9 with just two games left in the ...

Mustangs fall short

PORTAGE - Conemaugh Township and Portage battled Tuesday night in a key WestPAC North matchup, and the game was close through three quarters, with the lead changing hands numerous times.However, things changed in the fourth quarter.Portage had numerous turnovers and had trouble putting the ball ...

McCloskey leads BG boys

SIDMAN - Sam McCloskey scored 15 points to lead Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic past Forest Hills, 48-37, in a high school boys basketball game on Tuesday.Brandon Chadbourn had 12 points and Damon Rickens 11 for the Marauders, while Chip Hook led the Rangers with 18.The Marauders improved to 15-2 ...